Victorian Government Relaxes Licensing Fees and Requirements For Live Music Venues

But now, the ALP has backflipped in an 11th hour reprieve that relaxes the laws.

The new Live Music Accord gives individual venues more discretion to organise their security. The agreement will be reviewed in February 2011.

Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson said licensees will still be expected to maintain safe venues but crowd control laws will not be automatically applied to new live music venues, unless mandated by planning approvals, breach of liquor licence laws or police recommendation.

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